Dr. Hj. Suwarsih Madya

Dr. Suwarsih Madya earned her Ph.D. from Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia in 1988. Upon compeleting her doctoral study, she returned to her institution as a faculty member at the English Education Department. In 1990, she joined the curriculum reconstruction committee to prepare the English school curriculum. When it began its implementation, she assumed a new position as the Attache of Education and Culture at the Indonesian Embassy in Bangkok (1995-1999). There she observed curriculum change when the Curriculum was being constructed and declared valid in 1997. In 2001, she joined the Education Reform Committee with its main task of drafting the Education Law, featuring the change from the highly centralized into highly decentralized political system. From 2003-2005, she assumed a new position as the Head of the Bureau for Foreign Cooperation and Public Relation and observed interesting dialogues/communications about the new law. From 2008-2010, she assumed another position as the Head of the Provincial Office of Education in her home town. There she observed how complex was the educational field to carry out any innovation.